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Moche Decapitator Demons

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre AD 1000   item# 1244976 (stock# MO1750)

Moche Decapitator Demons
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$525 

An excellent Moche III bottle from Peru, ca. 200 – 450 AD. This finely made vessel is 7-3/4” high and is decorated with a pair of Supernatural Decapitator demons. Each is depicted holding a severed human head in one hand and a curved blade in the other, with a larger tumi incorporated into the body. Many of the physical details are highlighted with fine incising, a rare feature. Intact, with strong mineral deposits and trails.


Nazca Avian Bowl

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre AD 1000   item# 1244975 (stock# NZ608)

Nazca Avian Bowl
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$350 

A fine Nazca avian motif bowl from Peru, ca. 300 – 400 AD. It is 5-5/8" in diameter at the flared rim and is decorated with five White-Collared Swifts (Vencejos). Each is depicted with a trophy head incorporated into the body. Nice example of the type, intact, good mineral deposits.


Nazca Silver Nose Ornament

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Metalwork: Pre AD 1000   item# 1244506 (stock# NZ603)

Nazca Silver Nose Ornament
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$450 

An early Nazca nose ornament from Peru, ca. 100 – 300 AD. It is 3-1/4” wide and is made from silver, depicting a rayed death head. Perhaps emblematic of the Cavernas Trophy Head Cult. Nice repoussé work, good mineral deposits. Comes in Riker mount.

Cf. Roca Rey "Oro del Peru", page 52.


Inca Whistle Bottle

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre 1492   item# 1244234 (stock# IN504)

Inca Whistle Bottle
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A beautiful Inca double-chambered whistle vessel from Peru, ca. 1300 – 1500 AD. This choice polychrome is 7-3/4” wide, 6-1/4” high and features a nesting bird atop one of the spouts. Both chambers are decorated with panels depicting a group of playful foxes. Additional decorative elements are used to enhance the bridge and base of the spouts. Good mineral deposits, great tone on the whistle.

Cf. Domingo “Arqueolo ...click for details


Huari Polychrome Kero

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre AD 1000   item# 1244233 (stock# HU143)

Huari Polychrome Kero
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$250 

A fine Huari polychrome kero from Peru, ca. 650 – 800 AD. This lovely polychrome cup is 5-1/2” high and is decorated with a variety of linear designs setting off what appear to be disembodied eyes or a serpent pattern. Intact, vivid paint, good mineral deposits.


Chimu-Inca Felines Bottle

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre 1492   item# 1242675 (stock# CH1059)

Chimu-Inca Felines Bottle
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$275 

An excellent Chimu-Inca orangeware bottle from Peru, ca. 1300 – 1450 AD. This finely made vessel is 7” high and is decorated with a pair of different felines, each appearing seated. In perfect condition, with good mineral deposits.


Moche Trumpet

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Implements: Pre AD 1000   item# 1241789 (stock# MO1690)

Moche Trumpet
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$450 

A fine Moche trumpet from Peru, ca. 400 – 700 AD. This slender instrument is 11-1/2" high and is decorated with a portrait highlighted with reddish pigment. Good mineral deposits, minor repair.


Moche Figure

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000   item# 1239904 (stock# MO1509)

Moche Figure
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$650 

An exceptional Moche IV figure from Peru, ca. 450 – 550 AD. It is 8” high and depicts an elaborately attired individual clad in layered garments. He is portrayed either playing a small drum with a stick in his right hand or stirring something in a container. The way the arms come out from under the mantle, leaving empty sleeves at the sides, is a masterful bit of sculpting. The wrapped headdress is secured with a bow tied at the back of the neck and a bulging coca bag dangles down his back. ...click for details


Lambayeque Serpents Vessel

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000   item# 1239903 (stock# LA423)

Lambayeque Serpents Vessel
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$475 

A rare Lambayeque (Sican) serpent vessel from Peru, ca. 700 – 1300 AD. This double-spouted example is 6” high and depicts a pair of intertwined serpents. Their heads are highly detailed, with rows of teeth visible in the open mouths. A pair of peanuts adorn the broad strap handle connecting the spouts. A rare example incorporating the male/female duality motif.


Moche Combat Scene

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre AD 1000   item# 1239205 (stock# MO1119)

Moche Combat Scene
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$900 

A wonderful Moche III molded bottle from Peru, ca. 200 – 450 AD. It is 8-1/4” high and depicts a supernatural combat scene between two Demon Fish. It is interesting that the artist emphasizes the human characteristics by highlighting the lower extremities on only one side. A great scene in excellent condition.

See Hoyle “Los Mochicas II”, pages 297 & 320, for similar examples from the Herrera Museum.


Nazca Warriors Jar

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre AD 1000   item# 1235915 (stock# NZ585)

Nazca Warriors Jar
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$475 

A beautiful Nazca jar from Peru, ca. 400 – 500 AD. This fine polychrome vessel is 4-3/4” in diameter, 4-1/4” high and depicts a trio of warriors, each armed with an atlatl and spears. The seemingly out of place eye on the pants identifies this as a Phase 5 example. In excellent condition, good mineral deposits.

Cf. "Art of the Andes", page 242, for similar from the Sackler Collection.


Inca Wood Kero

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Handiwork: Pre 1492   item# 1235800 (stock# IN507)

Inca Wood Kero
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$450 

An early Inca Kero from Peru, ca. 1300 – 1400 AD. This fine wood cup is 5-1/8" high, 4-1/4" in diameter and is extensively incised with a variety of traditional geometric designs. The bottom register consists of floral designs, inlaid with colorful resin pigment, most of which remains intact.


Lambayeque Miniature Sandals

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Metalwork: Pre AD 1000   item# 1233063 (stock# LA430A)

Lambayeque Miniature Sandals
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$125 

A matched pair of Lambayeque (Sican) miniature sandals from Peru, ca. 700 – 1300 AD. They are 1” long, made from silver with touches of gilding. Wonderful examples of an important funerary offering.


Moche Ai Apaec

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000   item# 1233062 (stock# MO1714)

Moche Ai Apaec
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$350 

A fine Moche Ai Apaec vessel from Peru, ca. 200 -550 AD. It is 7” high and depicts the primary deity wearing a headdress studded with a human head, as well as serpent ear ornaments. In excellent condition, good paint and mineral deposits.

Cf. Giersz “Mochica”, page 190 for identical from the Herrera Museum.


Ica Bowl

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre AD 1000   item# 1232748 (stock# IC28)

Ica Bowl
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$350 

A rare Ica bowl from Peru, ca. 900 – 1500 AD. This masterfully executed, thin-walled bowl is 6-1/4” in diameter and is decorated with four panels of traditional designs. The lower edge is crisply serrated with the pattern mimicked by a corresponding row of deep punctures on the interior. Intact, good mineral deposits.

Cf. Donnan “Ceramics of Ancient Peru”, page 105.

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